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Ransomeware Update 12/15/2020

On June 8, 2020, Rangely District Hospital notified impacted individuals concerning a ransomware attack that occurred on April 9, 2020. The ransomware affected parts of the hospital’s computer system, including software files needed to view certain electronic medical records entered in the hospital’s Meditech database between August 2012 and August 2017. The hospital worked with its software vendor Meditech to complete the restoration of files and connections needed to view all the affected electronic medical records. Accordingly, Rangely District Hospital wants to inform all individuals who received notice of the incident that accessibility to the above-noted records (or portions of these records) that were temporarily unavailable has been fully restored as of September 2020.

Rangely Community Medical Health & Wellness Center Is On-Line

Rangely Hospital District’s website is happy to provide an online source for health information and in house news and events. We feel this is very useful to our patients, their families and those who may want to know what kinds of services or facilities we have to offer. There are also many other features we hope you will explore. You can look up medications in the drug search, find interesting health information or ask the FastNurse Research Correspondent a question and get a reply to your own personal question. This is a valuable resource and we hope that you will take full advantage of it.

Rural Healthcare is in Crisis!

As we approach a critical vote for an increase in the Rangely Hospital mil levy, we took the time to explain the details of the situation. Due to numerous regulations, including requiring Electronic Health Record systems and a new buildings up to federal code, rural health facilities are closing across the country.

Our presentation is here to help the town understand all the measure we’ve implemented to prepare for this years in advance. In spite of this, we need the support of the community if we want to continue having healthcare services in our community. Check out the full video for plenty of details.

Eide Bailly Review of Future Cash Projections for Hospital

Rangley District Hospital employed the professional services of Eide Bailly to research our financial situation. The company looked at every angle of our healthcare services. They determined how much revenue is recieved from both internal and external sources, as well as the needed expenses to provide services to the community. In the end, they came to several vital conclusions.

Most importantly, maintaining and upgrading the old facility in order to meet federal regulation would have cost more to the community than building the new hospital. This doesn’t even consider the advances in services provided due to having better facilities. Another important highlight is that Rangely Medical has already cut back on expenses as much as possible, without having to cut actual patient care services. In the 40 years of working with rural healthcare, the author of this study believes Rangely has the best setup he has ever seen.

In conclusion, the study points out that without the implemenation of a mil levy increase, there will be no choice but to discontinue vital healthcare services to our community. The lowest estimate of revenue loss to Rangely is $12 million, though the study expects the actual figure to be higher. Regardless, the author states how our community “has built a wonderful health system that works very well for your location.” The full report can be read at the link below and we encourage you to take a look at the rest of the details.

Eide Bailly Report

Check Out All of Rangely Hospital’s Services

Did you know how many services Rangely Medical has? Neither did Mr. Havoc. Watch as he struggles to find a way to bring lasting misery on a small community. Living in a rural community doesn’t mean living without quality healthcare.

Don’t forget we have Long Term Care, Assisted Living, and Home Health. We also have special procedures. If you have a question about our services, don’t hesitate to call 970-675-5011.

Town of Rangely Spotlight!

Did you know how much Rangely has to offer? This production shows the wide variety of activities available to us. From tons of outdoor activities, to musical wonders, or even a classic car museum, there’s no reason to stay at home. Check it out!

Town of Rangely from Better City | Productions on Vimeo.

A huge thank you goes out to Better City Productions for a fantastic look at our great town. We not only appreciate the effort taken to show the wide array of landscapes around us, but hope others can come to enjoy what Rangely has to offer.

A Word from our Physicians

We strive to deliver personal healthcare as much as possible at Rangely Medical. However, departures can not be avoided even if they are difficult on the community. Dr. Sutton and Dr. Urish have been in Rangely for over a year now, and they have embraced entirely their life in a great rural community.

Please read their letter to help ease any concerns in regards to the recent changes at our Clinic. While many facilities are going to a numbers approach to providers and healthcare, Rangely Medical is dedicated to keeping personal care for our patients. We are incredibly grateful to Dr. Sutton and Dr. Urish’s committment to our community.

Welcome to Rangely Family Medicine Clinic

What is rural healthcare? It’s remembering that healthcare should always be personal! We give you an inside look to not only our Clinic, but also to how a rural community operates. Everything in a small community is intimately connected.

Rangely is immensely connected to the oil and gas industry. Unfortunately, when that industry is down, the entire town suffers. However, the clinic and hospital are critical to supporting all the industries in our community. Check out the video for a detailed, inside look.